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short

1. Prosody
a. denoting a vowel that is phonetically short or a syllable containing such a vowel. In classical verse short vowels are followed by one consonant only or sometimes one consonant plus a following l or r
b. (of a vowel or syllable in verse that is not quantitative) not carrying emphasis or accent; unstressed
2. (of a drink of spirits) undiluted; neat
3. a drink of spirits as opposed to a long drink such as beer
4. Phonetics Prosody a short vowel or syllable
5. a short film, usually of a factual nature

short

[shȯrt]
(electricity)
(engineering)
In plastics injection molding, the failure to fill the mold completely. Also known as short shot.
(ordnance)
A bomb or projectile hit short of the target.

short

1. Said of a piece of building material not up to specified length.

short

In programming, an integer variable. In C, a short is two bytes and can be signed (-32K to +32K) or unsigned (64K). Contrast with long.
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"If you stress yourself about the heat, you're going to become short-tempered. And remember to be circumspect about other people."
Among the 8th through 12th graders, boys ranked physical weakness, being short-tempered, who friends are, and clothing next; while girls cited facial appearance, crying/being emotional, being overweight, and - yes!
It looked like any other goose: fat, self-satisfied, short-tempered.
He is always short-tempered He is always short-tempered and doesn't seem to treat me with and doesn't seem to treat me with love any more.
She finds herself in a magical world inhabited by all manner of bizarre creatures and dominated by a short-tempered queen fond of beheading those who displease her.
Yorkshire workers also reported that their relationships with loved ones have suffered since the beginning of the economic downturn - with 48% spending less time with family and friends, 52% admitting to being less tolerant and more short-tempered, 40% feeling uninterested in going out or "doing things" and 16% arguing more.
"They can be short-tempered and abrupt, and make underhanded critical remarks.
Because the short-tempered, vengeful Buller Boy isn't half as nice as he pretends.
The Scottish actor, who plays foul-mouthed spin doctor Malcolm Tucker, said he had got used to the public mistaking him for his famously short-tempered character.
"It's also got to help if you can have a laugh about it all and come to the conclusion that being ultra-serious, short-tempered and judgmental isn't doing anyone any favours."
They are definitely getting harsher and more short-tempered with applicants, cruelly putting them down when they say "I'm out".
I'm fed up and I'm afraid it's making me short-tempered with the poor mutts paid to cold call.